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Followed an online guide to get rid of Windows Police Pro, now cannot

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I got home today and after about a half hour of using my computer I found out I had the 'scareware' malware Windows Police Pro somehow installed on my computer. I was aware that it was not a legit antivirus program and I knew that a system restore would fix this, the problem was, for some reason, I don't have any restore points, for reasons I do not know why, perhaps related to the malware?

So after doing a few scans with avast to try and see if it would pick it up with no success, I consulted the internet with anyone posting of a similar problem and a fix. I opted to using Malwarebytes, but this particular malware apparently blocks Malwarebytes from running, so I ran a few lines in OTM and apparently edited something in my registry as per this guide here:


The guide instructed me to download OTM and write the lines as follows:
:processes    svchasts.exe    windows Police Pro.exe    :services    AntipPro2009_100    :reg    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{76DC0B63-1533-4ba9-8BE8-D59EB676FA02}]    :files    %windir%\system32\desote.exe    %windir%\system32\dddesot.dll    %windir%\svchasts.exe    %ProgramFiles%\Windows Police Pro

Then it had me paste the following and save as a .reg file and load that:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]@=”\”%1\” %*”

I followed all the steps there, ran Malwarebytes, removed all results and upon reboot, the malware was gone. The problem now is, I cannot run many programs that I could before, namely AIM and Ventrilo. Also, I cannot access my add/remove programs window, it just never comes up when I click on it from the control panel.

I consulted a more tech savvy friend of mine and he berated me about what I had done but offered no real solution other than to reformat, which I'm afraid I'll have to resort to if I cannot come up with a solution in the next few days.

Any assistance you could give would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your time.

Edited by LBbug13, 24 September 2009 - 10:14 AM.

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